As human beings we seek comfort in community and camaraderie. This however, has led to people all over the globe uniting under often questionable, delusional leadership and to quite literally ‘Drink the Kool-Aid’, with grim and disastrous consequences. Join us for five distinct portrayals of Cults and their lunacy in the third week of WeAreDN // Lockdown.

Souls of Totality by Richard Raymond

Filmed during an actual solar eclipse and starring Emmy award-winner Tatiana Maslany and Tom Cullen, Souls Of Totality is a love story about the intensity of a looming moment that can change everything. [Read the interview]

Exit Statement by Ben Kitnick

When a doomsday cult leader decides that he can’t spend eternity with his most aggravating follower, their plan falls into chaos. [Read the interview]

This Must Be the Place by Merlin Camozzi

When she seeks to join a group of low-end urban witches, Bonnie must decide how far she’s willing to go in order to learn their craft, and find a home. [Read the interview]

Fantome X by Thomas Vernay

Featuring a forced marriage, a strange cult and a black monolith, Fantome X wraps sci-fi elements within the chilling grasp of folklore horror. [Read the interview]

Good News by Dee Meaden

In a rural, religious community, a young man struggles to understand the teachings in the way that those around him seem to. A newcomer seems to offer him an alternative way to receive the truth. [Read the interview]

If you enjoyed this week’s selection check out our other WeAreDN // Lockdown collections. We’ll be back next week with more themed shorts for your viewing pleasure. If you have a film you’d like us to consider for future WeAreDN // Lockdown programmes submit it here.

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